Northeast Ohio weather: Widespread snow moves in late Sunday, bitter cold ending to work week
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Our big weather story through Monday will be the potential for widespread snowfall late in the weekend.
A major Winter storm will make its way across the eastern portion of the United States, and some of this snow will impact our local area.
Snow will move in Sunday night and will continue into Monday morning.
At this time, it appears that our coverage area will be on the western edge of this system, which means that there will be a sharp cutoff between who sees significant snowfall and who sees very little.
The northwestern corner of the Buckeye State will see far less snow than the Youngstown area.
Right now, we are anticipating a widespread three to five inches of snow, with the highest totals being along and east of I-71.
These totals will occur from Sunday night into Monday.
While the focus generally seems to be on potential snowfall totals, when it comes to Winter storm forecasting, I believe that impact forecasting is just as, if not more, important.
At this time, plan for snow-coated roads and reduced visibility late Sunday night and into Monday, especially Monday morning.
The system snow will move out just in time for the evening commute, but some secondary roads may take a little time to clear, especially south of Summit County.
Temperatures will be bitterly cold over the coming days.
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